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Watching the Hawks

The hosts, Tyrel Ventura, Sean Stone and Tabetha Wallace along with their guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.

Aug 17, 2019 08:09

Jay-Z, NFL ‘social justice’ partnership & Redacted Tonight

Rapper Jay-Z has sold out and cashed in on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL woes. A look at Huawei’s cybersecurity strategies. We honor the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s tragic killing. And a preview of this week’s episode of Redacted Tonight.

Aug 16, 2019 06:42

Social media politics & diet culture is not your friend

Social media giants are facing the crux of politics and censorship. It’s been three years since Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest during the national anthem; has much changed? Then, are journalists in mainstream media sensitive to criticism against their own biases? And, Weights Watchers has caused a stir with a weight loss app... for kids.

Aug 15, 2019 07:01

Sanctions threaten Venezuelan sovereignty & US military still dominates across Africa

US military generals are worried that Russia and China might push the US military out of Africa. An inside look from Huawei’s headquarters. New US sanctions and political maneuvering against Venezuela violate the country’s sovereignty, Netfa Freeman from the Black Alliance for Peace joins us to discuss.

Aug 14, 2019 06:58

Hong Kong protesters occupy airport & Epstein’s death demands explanations

The trade war between the US and China is having devastating effects on US farmers. An on-the-ground look at protests in Hong Kong which took over an airport. Investigative journalist Nick Bryant discusses the Epstein case – what we know and don’t know about his death.

Aug 13, 2019 06:53

Epstein’s alleged suicide raises questions, conspiracies & Hong Kong protests continue

Despite the mountain of questions and suspicions surrounding the alleged suicide of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, the New York Times says questioning the official narrative is bad. A new report reveals that Monsanto has targeted journalists and activists that criticize or investigate their practices.

Aug 10, 2019 10:00

‘Gladiator fights’ exposed in California prisons, Mike Brown 5 years later, & mass ICE raids

California prison officials are being investigated for allegedly staging “gladiator fights” between rival prison groups as a form of cruel and unusual punishment. On the fifth anniversary of the police murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, racial tension and racist policing still dominate headlines. A mass ICE raid took place at Mississippi food plants, resulting in the arrests at least 680 people, leaving dozens of children without parents on the first day of school.